Recently spotted outside the string of alt/hip/middle school date-worthy venues along 40th and Locust was this orange beacon of light: Alas! There will be booze. Setting up shop next to Keswick Cycle, Ramen Bar will fill the space now occupied by half of Strikes and all of Locust Moon (cue look of ¡OMG! feigned surprise). While yes, this means the death of all your indie ‘zine and Dragon Ball dreams, you’ll be able to mourn their demise with a sake bomb (or seven) soon enough.
Update: Locust Moon is re-opening at 40th and Ludlow in early May! Let the dreams live on.
File this one under our “strange but awesome” category.
According to a Facebook group, there’s a new spot coming to town that promises “insanely cheap, healthy, homemade, no MSG, delicious pho.”
But there’s one catch: after a little investigative research (i.e. emailing the Pho King himself), we found out that this Pho’King place actually intends to become the underground pho hot spot for Penn students.
Yep, four students—who have mysteriously dubbed themselves “The Four Amigos”—have a dream. The great dream to sell enough delicious, MSG-free pho to book it all the way to Disneyworld. ”With big dreams and little money,” they told us, “we’ve decided to bank on the one skill we have: making a decent pot of pho.”
The grand opening’s set for Feb. 8th but in order to actually get yourself a bowl, the “Four Amigos” are suggesting that students simply “ask around for the location.”
OMG, it’s totally like when those hipster bands decide to play in some random unannounced New York location and Michael Cera has to cab around the city until he actually finds the concert. Saucy.
Noodles are one of college students’ favorite feel-good foods, so it’s high time they gained some national recognition. From January to March, noodle consumption increases 20 percent; fittingly, March is the National Pasta Association’s National Noodle Month. For the rest of this month, we recommend celebrating by sticking to good old late-night spaghetti or trying a sweet new noodle dish. Some suggestions: Vietnamese beef pho noodle-soup, clam linguine, spicy Sichuan Dan-dan noodles, pad thai… the list goes on. Leave a comment with your favorite or most creative noodle recipe. Here’s to mom’s chicken noodle soup!